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Glenn Irwin thanks Kawasaki team after split

 

Moving on: Glenn Irwin
Moving on: Glenn Irwin

By Roy Harris

Carrickfergus rider Glenn Irwin and his British Superbike Championship Team, Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki, have parted ways by mutual consent.

After what has been a tough season for both the team and Irwin, they have decided that it is best for both parties if they continue their hunt for success separately.

Despite a fantastic lap record and Superbike race win at the 2019 International North West 200, Irwin and the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR have not gelled in BSB this season with two ninth-place finishes and he is currently in 16th position in the Championship, a long way off a top-six Showdown position.

Irwin commented: "Thank you to everyone involved for their best efforts this season. Unfortunately, I could not see how we could achieve what we all expected this season."

Kawasaki Motors UK Senior Racing Co-ordinator Ross Burridge added: "We signed Glenn with the hope of retaining the British Championship title this year, but for a myriad of reasons it hasn't worked out."

However, the 29-year-old - who finished third in the Showdown last season with PBM Be Wiser Ducati before switching to the Quattro Plant Team - is likely to make a quick return to the Championship, albeit with a different team.

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